BSc Banking and Finance

**A special opportunity to study the syllabus for the Claritas Investment certificate.**

UCAS Code: NL31

Entry Requirements

Course Aims

  • Provides a specialist in-depth understanding of core areas of economics, banking and finance for students with a quantitative background.
  • Is designed for students wishing to build on the foundation of a Mathematics A-level or equivalent.
  • Gives valuable skills in numeracy, IT, communications and problem solving, as well as key skills for further study at graduate level.
  • Prepares graduates for specialist quantitatively orientated careers in banking and finance, research and forecasting, as well as areas of business management and accounting.

Course Modules

For students entering 13/14*

First Year

Semester 1Semester 2
Microeconomics 1 Macroeconomics 1 
Calculus and Optimisation Linear Algebra
Probability and Probability Distributions Statistical Inference             

Second Year

Semester 1Semester 2
Intermediate Microeconomics 1 Intermediate Microeconomics 2
Intermediate Macroeconomics 1 Intermediate Macroeconomics 2
Econometrics 1 Econometrics 2
Principles of Banking  Principles of Finance 

 Third Year

Semester 1 - Core Modules Semester 2 - Core Modules 
Econometrics 3 Corporate Finance and the Capital Market
International Finance Applied Econometrics Project
Financial Derivatives  Investment Management 
Semester 1 - Optional Modules 
One optional module chosen from: 
Semester 2 - Optional Modules 
One optional module chosen from:
Advanced Microeconomics  Advanced Macroeconomics 
Business Management and Strategy  Accounting 
Managerial Economics Economics of Education
The Global Economy   Government Intervention in the Economy 
 Management Science Mathematical Finance
Economics of Education

*Please note that the above modules may be subject to change.

 Download the Economics Undergraduate Module Specifications (pdf).

Please note that Module Specifications are subject to change. Please see the bottom of each report for the date it was last updated.

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